Machinists Ratify Three-Year Contract at Boeing St. Louis

IAM members of District 837 voted late last week to ratify a new three-year contract with the Boeing Co. in St. Louis, MO, that includes a 9.5 percent wage increase over the life of the accord and lump sum payments in the first and second years of the contract.

The new contract also includes a pension increase from $60 per month per year of service to $70 and will also include newly-hired employees in the Defined Pension Plan which Boeing had sought to exclude.

“DBR Rick Smith assembled a fine bargaining committee,” said Aerospace Coordinator Mark Blondin, who also praised assistance of Midwest Territory GLR Rod Hoffman and David White from the IAM Strategic Resources Department.

District 837 represents approximately 2,600 members at Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems unit in St. Louis, MO, who build the F-18 Super Hornet, the F-15 Eagle and manufacture parts for the C-17.